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Business Analyst - IT IV - DC Area
Ref No.: 17-00377
Location: McLean, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
ONLY ACCEPTING DIRECT W2 APPLICANTS NON CORP-TO-CORP AT THIS TIME.| Relevant Experience:10+ Years| Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology| Key Skill Sets Required: Interface between Business and Technical Teams. Understanding of end to end Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Experience in : Requirement Gathering, Process/Data Flows Designs, Technical Spec design, Business Analysis, Translating business requirements to technical requirements, Defining Project Objectives, Feasibility Analysis, Supporting - Development, Systems Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing, Creation and Documentation of UAT test strategies/plans and test cases/scripts, Knowledge of Manual and Automation Testing, Excellent communication and analytical skills, Experience in Mortgage Industry.

Responsibilities include:
• As Business Analyst gather business requirements, develop and document business rules
• Manage business requirements document
• Develop Business User Acceptance test cases and data sets
• Perform data analysis as needed
• Solid understanding of business needs and detail requirements
• Develop test cases, test scripts and perform user acceptance testing for data application projects
• Gather and document Business Operational Readiness Review document
• Facilitate business requirements meetings and influence decisions
• Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
• Have experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets using statistical software
• Solutions are innovative, thorough, and practicable
• Works under limited direction
• Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
• Collaborate with team members and interact across organizational lines to meet business objectives
• Review system requirements / spec to ensure business requirements are translated correctly
• Manage UAT testing
• Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Basic Requirements
• Degree in Information Management, Computer Science or related field with 8+ years related experience
• Worked in the business area or closely/directly with business are to gather business requirements/rules logic and develop code.
• 5+ years of data analysis experience, with a combination of business and technical skills
• Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• 5+ years of SQL programming experience
• 4+ years of SAS or similar programming experience
• 4+ years of data mart/database/ETL experience
• Excellent SAS, Unix and SQL programming skills
• Experience with database, data model and data warehouse concepts
• Excellent communication skills
• Loan Prospector, Loan Quality – Loan Advisor suite application working knowledge or similar applications
• Loan Manufacturing process knowledge

Preferred Skills
• Mortgage industry experience or financial / credit analysis
• Solid communications skills – verbal and written
• Detail oriented and excellent organization skills